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Orders boost for building materials

James Millen (Director, Financial and Business Communications)

Industrial Management

ISSN: 0007-6929

Article publication date: 1 October 1978


The extent of the ‘boom’ on the Stock Market — fuelled by confidence in the improvement in the rate of inflation figures and a strengthening pound — in the five weeks to August 11 came as a surprise to many. Despite the widespread gains in most sectors, the prospect of a sustained drive forward into new high‐ground from the FT 30‐Share Index was considered unlikely — and certainly the forward momentum was substantially checked by the announcement of the disappointing balance of payment figures for July.


Millen, J. (1978), "Orders boost for building materials", Industrial Management, Vol. 78 No. 10, pp. 12-14.




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